Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center for the next episode of EnergySource Innovation Stream. This series highlights energy innovations with the potential to reshape the global energy system through discussions with the companies and individuals working diligently to enable these technologies. On Wednesday, March 13, from 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET, the Global Energy Center will host Shingai Samudzi, CEO and founder of Asoba, to discuss the expansion of clean energy in Africa. William Tobin, Assistant Director at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, will moderate the discussion.

For African economies, energy access is essential to enabling economic and social development. Yet, almost 80 percent of African businesses lack access to stable and affordable energy sources. Africa represents an energy paradox, a continent rich in renewable energy resources but still struggling with high levels of energy poverty. Unreliable and aging energy infrastructure alongside limited financial investment have proved to be substantial roadblocks in expanding energy access across Africa.

Asoba is working to change this. Asoba leverages grid technologies to manage onsite renewable energy assets through load forecasting, supply and demand management, and dispatch scheduling. Doing so creates opportunities for more efficient energy supply across the grid and maximizes long term revenue, placing Asoba at the center of a new era of electricity in Africa.

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Shingai Samudzi
CEO and Founder

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